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Local airport adds new airline, routes

February 25, 2021
The Destin–Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) announced Thursday morning that it will add Southwest Airlines to the lineup. Southwest service begins May 2021.

County leases mass vaccination site

February 25, 2021
The Santa Rosa County Board has leased the former Bealls store at 6209 Highway 90 West in Milton’s Parkmore Plaza to become a massvaccination site. County administrator Dan Schebler signed the …

Inmate dies in SRSO detention

February 24, 2021
Investigators were called to a death investigation at the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office detention facility. An inmate was located in a cell and appeared to be deceased, according to a press release …

Long-damaged Navarre Beach home to be repaired

February 23, 2021
The owner of the “Turner House,” a large, Hurricane Ivan-battered and deteriorating beach house at 7315 Gulf Boulevard on Santa Rosa Island has agreed to make the property suitable for human habita…

Holley by the Sea fines county $1,000 for yard violations

February 23, 2021
It has been almost two years since Santa Rosa County bought a house in Holley by the Sea. Officials didn’t set out to buy the house. The county bought the property for $275,000 because it was p…

Navy to sample drinking water wells near NAS Whiting

February 23, 2021
The U.S. Navy is preparing to sample drinking water wells near Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field beginning in March. The Navy will be sampling drinking water wells within a designated sampl…

Wanted: Four board members to fill five-member HBTS board

February 23, 2021
The Holley by the Sea Improvement Association lost two board members earlier this month, both apparently unexpectedly.

Water management district lends Calkins a hand

February 23, 2021
Santa Rosa County District 3 Commissioner James Calkins floated his “Protecting Water and Saving Jobs Initiative” as a supplement to the Comprehensive Plan borrow pit expansion amendment that the …

Golf course survived 2020, future planning underway

February 22, 2021
Holley Navarre Water System board members received updates on the Club at Hidden Creek course at their monthly meeting Feb. 16. The unaudited 2020 year to date financials included the news that…

Community members included in developing strategic plan

February 21, 2021
The public is invited to attend or share their opinions on the direction Santa Rosa County should take moving forward. A strategic planning workshop will be held Tuesday, Feb. 23 beginning at 9…